Grizfolk Find Their “Spark”

Sometimes you just know when a band is about to break out like Wentworth Miller in Prison Break… but that show was terrible. More to the point, one can get that sense with Grizfolk, an alt-rock quintet who gained boatloads of fans (I’m talking a lot of boats) when they opened up for UK juggernaut ..

In-flight Safety Guaranteed; A Dash of Eric Dash

It’s bound to happen. Anytime I have an article that deals with Canada, I’m going to mention the importance of the great Rick Moranis. The star of so many 1980s classics gave up acting years ago, but it’s always a good opportunity to praise his work any time I speak of our lovely neighbors to ..

Going, Going, and Gone Girl – Celebrating the Ones the Oscars Forgot

To quote an Oscar-nominated original song “Everything is Awesome” today. The Oscar nominations were announced and so many well-deserved performances and films were honored by that gold guy who bares a striking resemblance to a thinner and taller Ed Asner. That said, as is the case each year, many, many people and movies were left ..

Predicting the Gold Guy Morning

‘Tis the season for everyone, their mother, brother, cousin, dog, and everyone else to place their bets on this year’s Oscar nods. Here’s this guy’s take (points to self.) Overall, 2014 was a great yet uneven year for cinema which will likely be remembered more for its stellar, star-making, career-comebacking, performances. Here’s my stab at ..

Good “Chemistry” with Plaid Brixx; Goapele “Moves Forward”

Let’s be honest pop junkies – anytime you hear the word “chemistry,” you instantly think of cooking with White and Pinkman. PLAID BRIXX is about to change that in 2005 with the release of their EP and single of the same name. Mix pop and rock, and throw in a dash of punk, and you’ve ..

The ABCs of THE HEYDAZE; A-Sides Top 54 Songs of 2014

Drink. Eat. Write papers. Somewhat study. Hit on girls. Get turned down.That essentially sums up my college experience, but why share my pratfalls. Oh, right… because THE HEYDAZE are a band that formed in college about a year ago, and their college stories probably King Kong Bundy outweigh mine. But, good for them. This New ..

‘Tis the Season for Kelly Clarkson to Be Awesome

Photo credit: Glenn Sweitzer, Fresh Films + Design Kelly Clarkson and the holidays are almost synonymous now. She covered classic tunes on an American Idol LP over a decade ago, and they still are a “must” on any holiday playlist . Her song “The Trouble with Love” still receives consider airplay – mostly in your ..